How many of us fight for our own rights in some form almost every day? We believe because we are citizens of somewhere we have certain rights, and this is true to an extent.

How many of us fight for our own rights in some form almost every day? We believe because we are citizens of somewhere we have certain rights, and this is true to an extent.
There are many, especially in America, that feel they are owed something, and we all have this in some form inside of us because we’re made of flesh and our flesh cries out for what it wants.
We believe we deserve a lot more than we are really worth. We can become very selfish, and this can greatly work against us according to God. This kind of attitude of taking and making excuses for why we have so many needs is nothing more than personal fleshly selfishness, and God wants no part of our flesh.
God is much more concerned about what the flesh does to our spirit because the flesh is going to perish, regardless, but the spirit is eternal, and the two don’t like to work in harmony together because the flesh wants its way all the time.
Every one of us needs to examine our lives and see who is getting the most attention in life, fleshly things or spiritual things. You know, the flesh wants all of our attention, and if it gets it then it will destroy our spiritual person and end up keeping us out of heaven, for there is no room for the flesh in heaven.
The flesh always demands its rights, but don’t give it any power over the spirit. Your spiritual person needs your greatest attention, and your flesh is only secondary. Don’t give in to your fleshly side but allow your spiritual destiny to be secured for heaven where that battle never has to be fought anymore.


Mark Taylor is president of KNEO Radio — 91.7 FM. He is available to speak at churches and events. Contact him at mtaylor@ kneo.org. Follow him on Twitter @kneo91.